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Eaton Lattman, George DeTitta, Walter Pangborn, Douglas Berthiaume

The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute announced last week the appointment of Eaton Lattman as its CEO and executive director, effective July 1.
Lattman is currently dean of research and graduate education in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University. He had been editor of the journal Proteins for more than 15 years.
Lattman replaces George DeTitta, who will return full-time to his lab at the institute. DeTitta is the principal investigator for a project aimed at refining steps in the protein structure determination pipeline as part of the Protein Structure Initiative of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. HWI is one of 10 PSI centers.
Walter Pangborn will lead HWI during the interim.

Waters President, Chairman, and CEO Douglas Berthiaume’s total compensation in 2007 shrunk by 15 percent, compared to 2006, according to a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week.
In 2007, Berthiaume made $3,808,274, down from $4,475,889. While his base salary rose to $700,000 in 2007 from $650,000 in 2006, the amount he received in option awards fell 33 percent to $1,373,100 last year from $2,041,401 the year before.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.